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Shyann
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MK550 and new computer

I am getting a new computer tower and am currently using a  mk550 on this old one, how would I go about getting my MK550 mouse and keyboard to work with the new computer since it will not have the  unifying software installed on it yet, do I just plug the receiver into the new computer and turn it on to get the mouse and keyboard to work, then install the software?

MichaelKenward
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Re: MK550 and new computer

That should work. Most modern motherboards will even recognise the wireless mouse on boot, so you can get into the BIOS.

You won't have full control until you install the software.

Quite a few Logitech devices actually run off Microsoft drivers. It is the Logitech software that makes them sing and dance.

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MichaelKenward
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Re: MK550 and new computer

Make that "wireless keyboard on boot".

 

BIOS settings don't usually take mouse input.

 

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M570, Cordless Trackball | Cordless Trackman Wheel | T650 Touchpad
K800, K360, K340 keyboards
QuickCam Pro 9000 | H600 headset
SetPoint: 6.61.15 | Driver version: 5.60.73 | LWS 2.31
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BeBiMa
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Re: MK550 and new computer

Most computers detect a USB keyboard or mouse.

If you take both keyboard/mouse and receiver to your new computer it is just as if you would use wired USB devices. The "wire" is constructed by the wireless association of keyboard/mouse with the receiver. And this link is independent of the computer.

 

The Unifying SW just gives you some better drivers and the possibility to change the association.

MichaelKenward
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Re: MK550 and new computer


BeBiMa wrote:

Most computers detect a USB keyboard or mouse.


True, but, to be on the safe side, make that most modern computers.

 

Every few weeks someone turns up here asking for advice on how to get into their BIOS with a wireless keyboard.

 

As a the question came from someone getting a new computer, it is probably a safe bet that it will work. If it doesn't they now have a tip on where to look for a solution.

 

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M570, Cordless Trackball | Cordless Trackman Wheel | T650 Touchpad
K800, K360, K340 keyboards
QuickCam Pro 9000 | H600 headset
SetPoint: 6.61.15 | Driver version: 5.60.73 | LWS 2.31
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit & 32-bit | Windows 8.1 Update

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